HC Deb 18 November 1971 vol 826 c177W
41. Mr. Wilkinson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science why female married students have not been awarded an increase of grant.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Many have received the same increases as other students. The previous rates have been retained only where the wife, while taking a full-time course, is living at home with her husband who is not himself a full-time student or incapacitated and dependent on her. In allocating the additional funds available for student grants it was considered that other claims were stronger.